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You've Got Mail: Awwwwwwwww

 


That's really all there is to say about You've Got Mail. Awwwwwwww. Okay, I'll just shuffle off to --

Oh, wait. There's a minimum word count requirement on this movie review, isn't there?

Well... boy, is this cute. I mean, really cute. Like small, furry animal cute. I don't think I've ever seen New York City look so cute. I've seen it look stifling, claustrophobic and unwashed, but never cute. And Tom Hanks! Jeez, what is up with this movie? I thought I had some sort of stomach flu while watching Sleepless in Seattle, because I suddenly started thinking that he was a honey. After this movie, I may have to get tested for rabies.

You've Got Mail:
New York Valentine

In the mood for froth? Nora Ephron's You've Got Mail is just the ticket.

Sisters Nora and Della Ephron's screenplay updates Ernst Lubitsch's much more endearing 1940 movie...

Joan Fuchsman

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Sigh. I need a date.

So, here's the deal, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks play opposing bookstore owners who unknowingly fall in love with one another over the Internet. That's about all of it, I think. I'll just go watch my wide-screen copy of Mask of Zorro again --

More words? Aw, maaan. Well, let's see...

As it is, I'm predisposed to like Meg Ryan movies. My hair is now at the point in growing out where I can do that flipping-up-the-bottom part and fluffing-up-the-top part like she does. You think it's nothing, but everybody's gotta have that Hollywood lookalike thing going on, and the closest resemblance I've had to any celebrity so far was Kerri Strug. So, I already knew I was going to like the movie when I went. I couldn't help it. I'm cursed.

And jeez, but those two have a ton of chemistry. It'd be revolting if they didn't look so darn adorable together. I should have someone I look that adorable standing next to. Did you realize that for all the romance and chemistry Meg and Tom had in Sleepless in Seattle, they only had one scene together -- the kind with talking and stuff. The two of them spend most of this movie bantering back and forth.

Sigh. God, I need a date.

My only real complaint about this movie is that real life does not look this good. My clothes don't look that nice. My neighborhood doesn't look that nice. I don't know a single person from New York City who doesn't say "water" as if it didn't end in an "R." And excuse me, but is it really fair that Meg Ryan gets to grab so many guys in these movies? Come on, you're married, Meg! Save some guys for the rest of us! Tell you what -- you take all the ugly, smelly, bad-tempered guys, and you ship all those hot, young, blond, witty, intelligent British guys in my direction, OK?

Sigh. Did I mention that I really, really need a date?

Jennifer Matarese

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